Ian and Christa Taylor, owners of Kaleidoscope Collection, have stressed that the third property in their portfolio No.15 Great Pulteney is not for sale, following the takeover of the couple’s iconic Abbey Hotel in Bath.
On Friday, it was confirmed that KE Hotels was to acquire the 62-bedroom hotel, in a deal completed by Knight Frank. It follows the group’s sale of its second Bath property, Villa at Henrietta Park, which was sold to Indian-owned Roseate Hotels & resorts in July 2017.
Now the Taylors have said that No.15 Great Pulteney, the third Bath property within the Kaleidoscope Collection, is specifically not for sale.
The 40-bedroom, made up of three adjoining townhouses on Great Pulteney Street, won wide acclaim when it launched in December 2016, with bedrooms designed by Martin Hulbert, a quirky design and a Café 15 serving dinner and breakfast.
With the sale of the Abbey Hotel now complete, Ian Taylor said that funds have now been freed up to move forward with ‘exciting new hotel projects’.
He said: “Christa and I decided last year to sell the Abbey, and to use the funds to move forward with exciting new hotel projects. We are delighted it will be part of the KE Hotels portfolio and Anil’s plans for the future of the hotel are very exciting. Our other hotel in Bath, No.15 Great Pulteney is not for sale.”
The Abbey Hotel has 62 bedrooms, a restaurant and bar. Rupert Taylor was appointed head chef of the hotel’s Allium Restaurant in January 2017 and Andrew Foulkes is general manager.
It will join KE Hotels’ portfolio, sitting alongside the Best Western Linton Lodge, Oxford and the new Moxy by Marriott in Manchester, currently under construction. The company also own several hotels in America.